Form government minus BJP: Ajmal to AGP
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 27: AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal has asked the AGP to lead the formation of an altertive government at Dispur with parties minus the BJP, without diluting the Assam Accord. He even offered to extend his party’s support to the AGP in the event of it forming the government at Dispur.
In a statement issued to the press on Wednesday, Ajmal said: “We hail the stand taken by the AGP on the BJP’s move to get the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill so as to bring more foreigners to Assam. Any amendment to the Bill is tantamount to pave the way for violation of the Assam Accord. In the event of the Bill becoming an Act, the Assam Accord will lose its worth and regiolism will lose its foundation in the State. It will be totally redundant. The Accord spelt it out in no uncertain terms who are foreigners and who are Indian tiols, March 25, 1971 has been fixed as the cut-off date for deportation of foreigners from the State. All political parties and organizations have accepted this date. However, in a cunning way the BJP is out to scuttle the Accord by bringing an amendment to the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Since all parties, barring the BJP, have been opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill, it is high time the other parties got united minus the Saffron party.
The AGP should pull out its support to the BJP as advised to it by the citizens’ meeting. The AGP should take a step forward for regiolism and start the process for formation of an altertive government at Dispur. We’re ready to back the AGP in such a step in the interest of Jaati, Maati and Bheti.”